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Safari Highlights
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • Lusaka, Zambia
  • November & December Only
  • Game Drives
  • Nature Walks
  • Bat Migration
  • Scenic Flights to Mfuwe & Kasanka
  • South Luangwa National Park
  • Kasanka National Park

Kasanka Bat Safari | 8 Days

There are a few wildlife phenomena that really stand out as extraordinary events. The wildebeest migration in East Africa, the monarch butterflies arriving in Mexico come to mind. The Kasanka Bat Safari  amongst those top events in the wildlife calendar. Up to ten million “straw-coloured fruit bats” converge upon Kasanka National Park as the fruits of a local tree ripen. These bats roost in a specific woodland and literally cover the trunks of the trees like thick icing. Then at sunset they all take off and fly out to forage. The sky is thick with bats. You can view all this from the 60 ft high hide, in a tree top, next to the woodland. And from this hide, during the day you will see many sitatunga in the swamp below.

These migrations happen in other parts of Africa, but they tend to occur in urban areas, and with the growth of cities, bat numbers seem to be on the decline. To see millions of bats dispersing at dusk against the setting sun is one of the wildlife wonders of Africa, and one that definitely shouldn’t be missed. The Kasanka Bat Safari combines with a few nights at Nkwali Camp in the renowned South Luangwa National Park, where you will get to relish in the splendours of the Emerald Season in South Luangwa.

Brief Kasanka Bat Safari Itinerary

  • Day 1: Fly from Lusaka to Mfuwe, Overnight Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 2: Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 3: Nkwali Camp, South Luangwa National Park
  • Day 4: Fly to Wasa Camp, Kasanka National Park
  • Day 5: Wasa Camp, Kasanka National Park
  • Day 6: Wasa Camp, Kasanka National Park
  • Day 7: Fly to Lusaka, Overnight Raddison Blu Hotel Lusaka
  • Day 8: Transfer to Lusaka International Airport
Safari Duration
7 Nights
Max Number of Guests on a Vehicle
8 Guests
Unique Regions Visited
2

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